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Tailgate bounces

My tailgate has been bouncing for a while when i hit bumps and its getting annoying. When the tailgate is closed i can lift it up a little bit on the passenger side. I think im missing a part that goes inside of the round part that holds the tailgate on. if anybody knows where i can buy one besides a junk yard that would be great.

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there should be one on either side and there are nylon shims that go behind them to center the tailgate
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Would you happen to know what its called or have a part number?
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no i can try to get it tomorrow...just go look at the exploded view of the tailgate
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ok thanks. where do i get an exploded view of the tailgate?
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The dealership can show you one on their computer...it will have the part numbers listed as well
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ahh ok. thats what i was thinking you meant.
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Thumbs up for this guy ^^ the shims and everything! good deal!
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Just to be sure i need #20 and #21 right?
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No problem. And yes, your going to want 20 and 21. For the extra nine bucks it wouldn't hurt to get number 19 too, just so both sides are new.
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i have the same issue but it doesn't bother me....until I'm not paying attention and half the tail gate falls out.
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itd be about 50% cheaper at a JY
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i have the same issue but it doesn't bother me....until I'm not paying attention and half the tail gate falls out.
Yea i had it bounc out one time because it wasnt latched good. but i mostly drive on county blacktops and gravel roads with it and its constantly bouncing.
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Yea it doesn't bother me to much
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I think i found the right thing on rock auto for a lot cheeper. its dorman part number 38641 the cables are about half price there too.
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I put the rock auto kit on today. it seemed like a pretty cheep kit. all the parts didnt fit like i thought they should and i pretty much ruined part of it. it didnt come with nylon spacers so i just used 1.25" fender washers. but it dosent bounce anymore so thats a plus.
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